Australian National Surfing Museum

Australian National Surfing Museum

Australian National Surfing Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Paul L
Hallam, Australia940 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Even if you aren't a 'waxhead' you'll probably get something out of this given the prevalence of surfing in Australian culture and if you are a waxhead then you'll really enjoy it. There are displays talking about the birth of surfing in Australia and there are old boards, new boards, information about construction techniques, old books about surfing and videos about the subject.

It's cheap enough and well laid out enough that even if you don't know your tow rope from your leg rope you won't have wasted your time.
Written 25 September 2023
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BubG
Australia186 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
Really interesting insights into the history and evolution of surfing. Great to see surfing artefacts that we’ve only read about before. Jack McCoy’s ‘A deeper shade of blue’ doco was playing while we were there, and was a perfect way to spend 90 mins on a rainy afternoon in Torquay. We went with kids aged 9 and 12 and were all intrigued and had a laugh with Maurice’s collection of letters home!
Written 20 July 2023
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Corinne V
Perth, Australia221 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
A really well put together history of Australia's role in the history of surfing.

Some really nice pieces.

Lots of interesting facts .

Well worth a visit
Written 5 December 2022
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Bec
Brisbane, Australia1,100 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
It was a bit underwhelming really and was all done in about 20mins. Has so nice boards on show which was great to see, nice place to sit and watch some footage.
Written 25 November 2022
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sbg62015
Melbourne, Australia135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Took a work group here for something different. Excellent tour guide and fun - even for non surfers.
Written 22 August 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,078 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
When I was in high-school, I wanted a surfboard so I borrowed a book from the library and made one. The surfboard, which was about 8 feet (2 metres) long, could only be found in a museum these days. I must say that the Surfing Museum is fascinating, or "chill" as they say these days.
Written 12 March 2022
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JustcallmeRichard
Sydney, Australia20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
We came here as part of our private tour. My partner is big into surfing so we detoured town to Torquay enroute to bells beach. He found it very interesting, but for me...mah! The video was good, but after we gave up as didn’t quite know it was going to end. It would be great if they put the running time notification up, so people know how long they might be in for.

Some very famous boards here, which is neat to see. It is an iconic piece of Australia society though, so nice to see it on display.

There are very limited restaurants around. There are some, but they didn’t see the best. There is a MacDonald’s next door if that is your thing.
Written 24 March 2021
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SimoneBeth
Shepparton, Australia87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
Loved the history. My 8 yo loved the stories the videos and surfboards!!! The exhibition is bright and full of information.
Written 2 January 2021
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Elise W
Melbourne, Australia16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
We loved our visit to the museum. Some awesome old images, surfboards and surfing memorabilia. Was great to show our kids a bit of the history of surfing, they particularly enjoyed the short film, stamping their Great Ocean Road game passports and choosing their favorite surfboard designs!
Written 12 March 2020
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RobSwindon69
Crewkerne, UK834 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Fascinating to find about the history of Aussie surfing with some supercool 70s photography, loads of surfboards and interesting exhibits. Could easily have spent a couple of hours (but had a stroppy teenage daughter waiting in the car!) The staff were really nice and helpful. A thoroughly enjoyable visit - highly recommended!
Written 10 March 2020
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